What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your present system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation. 

What exactly does that entail? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it reduces its lifecycle. 

Every home is different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to poor indoor air quality

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit work more. 

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can give you a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation includes factors like the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly provide an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even give you the best more accurate price of a new system. 

Not only does this assessment help determine which system is best for you, but it can also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through various features available. 

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the U.S. are happy to help. You can call us at 866-397-3787 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler

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